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onMisfire attribute of cfschedule docs & tag behavior don't match & include duplicate arguments (fire_now vs. firenow)

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Status/Resolution/Reason: Closed/Fixed/

Reporter/Name(from Bugbase): Rob Bilson / Rob Bilson (Rob Bilson)

Created: 11/09/2012

Components: Scheduler

Versions: 10.0

Failure Type:

Found In Build/Fixed In Build: Final /

Priority/Frequency: Normal / Most users will encounter

Locale/System: English / Windows 7 64-bit

Vote Count: 0

Problem Description:
According to the documentation (, the onMisfire attribute of the cfschedule tag supports the following options: 


To make things more confusing, if you pass a bogus option to the tag to see what the error message returnsm it gives you the following:

The specified value is not supported for onmisfire and valid options are: invokehandler, firenow, fire_now.

Notice that fire_now and firenow are both allowed.  Other CF documentation seems to indicate that fire_now is the correct value as does the code behind the ColdFusion Administrator for scheduled tasks.  In any case, the CF team needs to update the documentation to reflect the correct parameters, and a future updater needs to remove the incorrect argument (firenow).

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Watson Bug ID:	3363329

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External Customer Name: Rob Brooks-Bilson
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Hi Rob, I believe the underscore-less values are being introduced as a result of fixing #CF-3194042. CF10 was released having underscores in some of cfschedule's new attributes and some of the action="list" return variables. I believe the underscores are just being maintained for backward-compat. Thanks, -Aaron
Comment by External U.
17259 | November 12, 2012 04:07:53 AM GMT
Added both the options to support compatibility. Check here:
Comment by Frank J.
17260 | February 10, 2014 02:21:44 AM GMT
Thanks Frank!
Comment by External U.
17261 | February 11, 2014 10:24:55 AM GMT